Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

Rubber and plastic trade associations

Trade Associations and Business Support Organisations for Rubber and Plastic sector.

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Polymers Association (NIPA)

NIPA is a trade group representing the plastics industry in Northern Ireland.

Scotland

Scottish Plastics and Rubber Association (SPRA)

SPRA is an industry group focused on the advancement of polymer science through education and training.

UK

British Plastics Federation (BPF)

BPF is a trade group representing the UK plastics industry.

British Rubber and Polyurethane Products Association (BRPPA)

BRPPA is a trade group representing rubber and polyurethane industry, including manufacturers and suppliers of raw materials, services and machinery.

Industry Council for Packaging and the Environment (INCPEN)

INCPEN is an information exchange group for supply chain organisations. It focuses on packaging concerns.

Packaging and Films Association (PAFA)

PAFA is a UK group representing those involved with films and flexible and rigid plastics as used in packaging.

Retread Manufacturers Association (RMA)

RMA is a trade group representing the UK-based manufacturers of retreaded tires.

Rubber and Plastics Research Association (RAPRA)

RAPRA is a non-profit membership association focused on R&D in the UK polymer industry.

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